A novel approach towards deriving vocabulary quotient

AbstractA Shannon’s entropy-based measure for assessing a person’s vocabulary strength has been proposed, which has been termed vocabulary quotient. The measure proposed has been made independent of the text size by normalization and determines the degree of uniqueness in the document. It takes into consideration the number of different words used and the frequency of their usage. The vocabulary quotient has been calculated for two cases: one over the original and the other on the text after the removal of function words.

Digital Humanities in Poland from the Perspective of the Historical Linguist of the Polish Language: Achievements, Needs, Demands

AbstractThe article presents the achievements of digital humanities in Poland, draws attention to the needs related to the development of digitization, and points to possible future undertakings aimed to popularize the accomplishments in this field. Apart from digitization, issues such as methods of sharing historic and linguistic sources in the digital form are covered. These sources include historic and scientific dictionaries of the Polish language, records, and texts dating back to before 1945.

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